magic squiggles

“What an astonishing thing a book is.
It is a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts,
on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles.
But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person.

Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions,
binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs.
Books break the shackles of time.
Books are proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

– Carl Sagan

magic

Published by VIKTORIA JEAN

"Do you see the story? Do you see anything?... It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream - making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream sensation... No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one's existence - that which makes its truth, its meaning - its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream - alone." Marlow in Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad.

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